I took this photo eleven years ago, when I took the summer off, packed my car with my dog, my camera, and my camping gear and headed out all over the Northern US and up into Canada. Oh, it was a good summer.
I wasn’t a professional photographer at that point, just someone who had been taking photos since I was a young girl, and who just loved it. Nature and landscapes were what I took, as that’s what I did. And on this trip, I saw more than I had ever seen before.
My favorite place on this trip was a place that stole my heart — Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada. To this day, it still ranks as the most beautiful place I’ve ever been, with so much nature and wildlife, and some really nice people too. It felt like home to me, and someday I hope to make it back there. It truly is a special place.
This photo was taken late in the afternoon. I had gone for a hike with my dog (we had even met up with a black bear, which was both scary and a dream come true (: ), and we ended up at this lake — just me and my dog and some ducks. I was busy taking photos when I noticed a rainbow, and then the train came in, and I though, “Oh, this is good.”
I don’t have very many of my old film images digitized, but this one just brings back such wonderful memories, and I still do like this image.
Shot taken with a Minolta Maxxum 3xi (consumer film 35mm SLR) with a 70-210 lens and scanned into the digital world.
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